Forensic Experts Say It Wasn’t Zimmerman Screaming For Help (AUDIO)

Piece by piece, George Zimmerman’s story is falling apart. Just days after the video of his booking was released, showing a noticeable lack of blood or injuries, two forensic experts have come forward to debunk another claim.


The biggest debates over Zimmerman’s version of events have come from the 911 calls placed the night of Trayvon Martin’s death. Easily the more unsettling call, one managed to record a man screaming for help numerous times before a gun is fired. Zimmerman has maintained that it was him, which fits in nicely with his claim of self-defense.

The Orlando Sentinel contacted a forensic consultant by the name of Tom Owen to analyze the audio. Owen, the chair emeritus for the Board of Recorded Evidence and a court-qualified expert witness, used biometric voice analysis to determine whether or not Zimmerman could have been the voice heard during the 911 call. He found that Zimmerman’s voice was only a 48% match. To receive a positive match, Zimmerman would have had to reach more than 90%. Owen then went on to say, “As a result of that, you can say with reasonable scientific certainty that it’s not Zimmerman.” Owen claims the audio used was of a very good quality, which doesn’t really leave room for error. He refers to the situation as a “home run.”

A second expert, Ed Primeau, also analyzed the calls and came to similar results. Primeau, another leading forensics expert and an audio engineer to boot, enhanced the tapes and concluded it was indeed Trayvon Martin that could be heard yelling. “I believe that’s Trayvon Martin in the background, without a doubt … That’s a young man screaming,” he said.

Below is audio of the 911 call in question (graphic content):